Collection Number: 70157

Collection Title: Office of President of the University of North Carolina (System): Margaret Spellings Records, 2016-2019

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Size 15 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 12000 items)
Abstract Contains records, including correspondence, subject files, and other materials, related to the administration of the campuses of the University of North Carolina System while Margaret Spellings served as UNC System President, 2016-2019.
Creator University of North Carolina (System). President.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Office of President of the University of North Carolina (System): Margaret Spellings Records #70157, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the UNC System Office in July 2023 (RT 20230717.4).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: Davia Webb, August 2023

Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, August 2023

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Margaret Spellings (1957- ) served as the president of the University of North Carolina System from 2016 to 2019. She previously served as the United States Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2009.

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Records include correspondence, subject files, and other records related to the administration of the campuses of the University of North Carolina System while Margaret Spellings served as UNC System President, 2016-2019.

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Box 1

2018-2019 tuition and fee proposals

Board of Governors meetings, 2018


Association of the Governing Boards (AGB)



The Aspen Institute: Work Group on Human Capital

Accreditation: Vicky Schray

Aspen Institute: Human Capital Development

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)


BCG-organizational follow-up

Belk Endowment


BOG committee chair calls

Board service

Board of Trustees

Media interviews, 2016

BOG Task Force

Budget, 2018

Bush Center: Veteran Leadership Program

CD Spangler: funeral

Capital construction Working Group: BOG

Capital improvements allocations, 2016-2017

Civil Rights Center

Code changes




Outgoing correspondence


DeVos, 14 December 2016

DC Office Reception 11 July 2018

Department capacity study: UNC system FY 2017

Tech/ Jim Ptaszynski

Digital learning

Digital learning

Box 2

Ed Tech brainstorming

Ed Oversight Committee

EO, Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee-BOG

Facilities Task Force

Future Teachers of North Carolina

Gartner data modernization


Funding Model Task Force

Funding Model/Community College


HEA reauthorization

House/Senate bills

Higher Expectations: Conversations with MS-TV shows

Higher Education: 2026 The Decade Ahead

Go Global NC

LINZ award


Instagram takeover

IT security Working Group


Higher learning advocates

Lab school

Budget and legislative agendas, 2018


North Carolina General Assembly Legislative report, 2017

Military and veteran affairs

MyFutureNC, 2018


NC Promise

NCRC-North Carolina Research Campus at Kannapolis (Castle & Cooke - MOU)




Box 3

Policy on chancellor searches

Chancellors calls: pre-BOG

UNC Challenge grant program

Chancellors retreat, 25 July 2018

External activities for Pay All Chancellors

2018 chancellor evaluation datasheet

2016 chancellor evaluations timeline

ECSU visit

Chancellor evaluation

Chancellor search kick-off

Elizabeth City State University: recapitalization and campus investments

Elizabeth City State University

NC A&T State University

Chancellor evaluation

FSU visit, 3 November 2016

Fayetteville State University

NC School of Science and Math

Chancellor evaluation

Chancellor evaluation

NCCU Internal Audit Office

NC Central University

Chancellor evaluation

UNC Asheville board retreat, 22 August 2016

NC State University

Chancellor evaluation

Chancellor Search UNC Asheville

Chancellor residence

UNC Asheville

Appalachian State University

Chancellor evaluation

UNC Healthcare

UNC Healthcare Special Committee, 8 January 2018, 2:30 pm Law Library

Chancellor evaluation

Winston-Salem State University Analytics

Chancellor evaluation


2018 commencement

UNC-Chapel Hill

Silent Sam

Board of Directors compliance requirements

Box 4

Barret Joyner letter


UNC School of the Arts

UNC Foundation

Chancellor residences

Chancellor salary

Chancellor administrative council meetings

Chancellor searches

Chancellor evaluation

North Carolina longitudinal data systems

Chancellor's employment

UNC Health Board of Directors

Interim President William Roper

UNC undergraduate degree completion improvement plan

UNC University Day

UNC Veterans Summit, November 2017

University Woman's Club

USCC The Path Forward

The Washington Center

William R. Kenan Jr. charitable trust

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation


Salaries and gifts

Holiday cards

Holiday cards

Board of Governors meetings, 2018

Board of Governors meetings, 2018

Board of Governors meetings, 2018

William Roper Board of Trustees and letter

NC Education Corps

Marian Drane Scholar, summer 2021

RTP Board of Directors, 2021

2018-2019 annual raise process options

BOG chair transition

24 July 2018 dinner with BOG officers

Task Force on Size, Scope, and Purpose of UNC System Office

"Strengthening North Carolina's Need-Based State Grant Programs to Support Student Success," May 2019

UNC general administration

Business school expansion


Faculty assembly, 2016

Faculty assembly

Faculty assembly retreat

Faculty assembly, 2017

External affairs

Education and training participant biographies

Educator preparation program review

Healthcare and medical education in UNC system

Federal/State relations

Box 5

UNC/HMI Committee



UNC HC (Merger)


UNC Press

Zero-Based Budget


UNC Foundation

UNC Center for Civil Rights

UNC Center for Civil Rights report

UNC Health Care Board of Directors meeting agendas and materials, 2018

UNC Health Care Board of Directors meeting agendas and materials, 2018

UNC Health Care Board of Directors meeting agendas and materials, 2018

UNC Health Care Board of Directors meeting agendas, 2018

UNC Health Care System audit results, 2018

UNC School of Medicine: chief executive officer candidate search, 2018

Teacher prep report, 2018

Title IX Working Group

State auditor

UNC general administration: financial statement audit report, 2017

North Carolina state controller certificate, 2016


UNC strategic plan, 2017


RTP Board of Directors

SASCOC: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Q1 Productions - Conferencing & Training Division


Public School Forum Jay Robinson award

Policy and Strategy

PLS Advisory Committee

Pathway Home Initiative


MyFutureNC, 2017

NC Student Aid Kick-off

National Humanities Center Education Subcommittee

National Science Foundation Higher Education Research & Development Survey

North Carolina Common Follow-up System


Chancellors Convening, 12 February 2018

Chancellors Convening, 30 August 2016

Box 6






RISE 2018

Retired Faculty Association


Scholars, 2017-2018


Senate Bill 873

School of Medicine

Senior staff meetings


Correspondence 2

Interoffice correspondence


Lab schools

Kenan-Flagler enhancement fee

Internal audit

Internal audit: Gear Up NC

Internal audit

Incident response guide

Institute for Breakthrough Performance (IBP)

Institute for Emerging Issues

Higher Expectations: TV show

Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee

Hunt-Kenan Institute Fellows luncheon, 4 December 2014

Hunt Institute legislative dinner



Headliners Club, Austin, Tex.

Higher Education Works

Higher Education Works

Higher Ed policy

UNC Subcommittee on Laboratory Schools, 2017

NC community colleges

NC community colleges

NC Education Cabinet

NC Network of Grantmakers

NC Research Campus

NC State Education Assistance Authority meeting

NC Teaching Fellows Commission

NC Teaching Fellows

NC Accountability System

National Science Foundation

NASH- National Association System Heads

NC Biotechnology Center

National Humanities Center

National Humanities Center

National Humanities Center: Board of Trustees meeting, 23 March 2017

Box 7

NC Chamber of Commerce

NC Chamber

Raleigh Chamber

Michigan Higher Ed Workshop

P-12 partnerships

Online learning

Board of Directors meeting, 19 June 2018

Personnel & Tenure

Postsecondary success progress report

MS press releases: GWBPC

Presidency of University of NC

Research Triangle Foundation

Research Triangle Institute corporate overview, 17 April 2018


Short session, 2016

SOTU, 2018

Spellings Commission

Staff Assembly

4 July 1776: Our Vision


University of Michigan, 26 March 2012

Financial conference: Office of the State Controller, 13 December 2016

Friday Institute

Board of Governors

BOG Committee calls, 11 July 2017


United States Department of Education


DISC assessment/ Staff retreat

BOG, December 2016


Fall 2016 GA funding asks


Budget 2017

BOG, January 2017

American Council on Education

American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA)

American Association of State Colleges and Universities


ABG HBCU workshop

Senior staff retreat, 24-25 May 2017

Strategic planning

UNC Our Time Our Future, 2013-2018

Strategic planning

Strategic planning meeting, 31 October 2016

Box 8

BOG orientation

BOG, June 2017

BOG retreat, July 2017

Board retreat, February 2016

Staff retreat, 24-25 May 2017

Staff retreat, 2016

Medical education in North Carolina

Lt. Governor of NC (Dan Forest)

Tuition and Fees



Technology Task Force

Town Hall

Teacher Prep

Teacher Prep

Teacher Prep

Teach for America

UNC Health Care Board meeting, 15 May

UNC Health Care BOD, 21 March 2016

UNC Health Care Board of Directors

2016 legislative report

UNC Health Care, 16 November 2016

UNC Health Care BOD Compensation Committee meeting, 17 October 2016

UNC-Chapel Hill paper class study

UNC Health deans

UNC Health deans

UNC Foundation Board meeting, 18 July 2017

UNC Education deans


UNC Health Care

UNC Health Care System: Board of Directors, 13 July 2017




UNC-TV Board of Trustees


Chicks in Charge

Education book

Education Reform in America: Politics, Policy, and Promises (Harvard university Institute of Politics)

Early Learning Experts Convening, 14 November 2016

Concordia Summit New York, 19 September 2016



Box 9

College Board

College Board

Atkins, Norman

Atkinson, June: State Superintendent, N.C. Department of Public Instruction (K-12)



College Advising Corps

Charlotte School of Law, NC post-secondary licensure review

BOG, September 2016

BOG, September 2016

BOG, October 2016

Chancellor Retreat, April 2016

BOG, March 2016

BOG, May 2016

BOG, July 2016

Chapel Hill Garden Center

CEO roundtable on cancer

Carolina Forum information

Campus Save Act

Ceannate 2015

CFO quarterly convening

Funding Model Task Force, 27 September 2017

Funding Model Task Force, 27 June 2017

Funding Model

AHEC Plane

Governor's office

NC Governor's invitation to jobs



UNC Foundation

UNC Deans' council meeting, 6 October 2016

UNC Deans' council meeting, 22 March 2016



East Carolina University

UNC Presidential Leadership statement: committee report

Cecil P. Staton: East Carolina University Chancellor appointment letter

NC Central University

Elizabeth City State University

Appalachian State University

NC booklets

Box 10

NC State University

NC State University

University Innovation Council (UIC)

UNC Online Task Force progress update, 21 December 2016

UNC press

UNC-Chapel Hill Law School

UNC-Chapel Hill

University Day, 2017

UNC booklets, 2017

UNC Day 1

UNC compensation study: Buck consultants

UNC Asheville


UNC Auditors Association annual conference, 17 October 2016

ECU Vidant Medical Group meeting, 7 October 2016

ECU/Vidant Health meeting, 29 November 2016

Truitt, Catherine

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